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Comfort Film and OpenIndie Present: ELZA (2011)

  • Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago United States (map)

Comfort Film and OpenIndie will be presenting a free-to-the-public program of curated films at Logan Squares Comfort Station. Join us April 1st at 8pm for ELZA, a riveting 80-minute movie by Mariette Monpierre filmed on location in Paris and the French West Indies about a women in search of her past. 

This new release explores the emotional journey of a young Parisian woman who returns to her native island of Guadeloupe where it's common for daughters born out of wedlock and across ethnic and cultural backgrounds to simply be given up. This history hadn't really been a problem in her life until uncovering the seductive possibility of living with and working for her father without him knowing.

She collects information little by little piecing together the past that she could have lived. She even begins to find a sense of belonging despite the madness of their world. At least it's a madness that feels familiar although she's never seen it in real life before now.

REVIEW:
New York Times Critiques Picks!
http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/movies/elza-by-the-writer-and-director-mariette-monpierre.html?_r=0

SITE:
www.elzathemovie.com


Q&A:
After the screening the filmmaker Mariette will be available for a few minutes to answer any audience questions. In the past this has generated a lively debate about ethnicity, cultural divides, equality across economic gaps and gender equality. She has spoken all over the world about her film and these topics from London to France to New York and around the US. A moment not to be missed.

PURCHASE DVDS:
For a copy of the DVD please contact Mariette Monpierre at mariettemonpierre@gmail.com


 


Earlier Event: March 29
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